THE MOST DANGEROUS SEASON FOR FOREST FIRES

N.C. Forest Service

THE MOST DANGEROUS SEASON

 

As Henderson County Emergency Management Co-Ordinator Rocky Hyder has said on WHKP's news, we are now in the most dangerous season of the year for forest fires, grass and woods fires, and for most all outdoor burning.

And the Asheville Citizen-Times reported a fire destroying at leat three acres in the Fletcher area late Sunday.

A brush fire was burning over 3 acres of a mountaintop on Sunday night. Fletcher Fire Department and the N.C. Forest Service were working to get in under control.

 

Tony Creasman, a firefighter with the forest service, said no homes were in danger from the blaze, which was reported around 6:50 p.m. He said the fire was on a mountain behind the area’s old brick plant.

He speculated it started because of a campfire and windy conditions.